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updated: 8/12/2013 3:47 PM

Judge grants camera access in Addison murder case

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  • Kurtis Worley

    Kurtis Worley


A judge ruled Monday in favor of allowing in-court photography of an Addison man accused of stabbing his wife to death last month.

DuPage County Judge Blanche Hill Fawell said the news media could cover proceedings in the Kurtis Worley murder case with one still camera and one video camera.

Fawell granted blanket access, meaning photography would be allowed at Worley's Aug. 26 arraignment and all other court dates. However, she said the defense and prosecution, which did not object Monday, could raise concerns as the case moves along.

Assistant State's Attorney Robert Stanker said prosecutors might object for proceedings involving Worley's two stepsons, who are minors and were home when their mother was slain in her bedroom. The defense also asked for the opportunity to revisit the issue.

Worley, 33, told police he attacked his wife, Martha, as she slept after she said she wanted a divorce, authorities said. The victim died of multiple stab wounds resulting in blunt force trauma to the head.

He also is accused of stabbing his 15-year-old stepson in the throat after the teen and his 12-year-old brother tried to intervene during the murder.

Worley remains jailed on $3 million bail.

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